Vancouver Housing Market Update for 2024

Vancouver Housing Market Update for 2024

Dear Clients,

As we move through 2024, the Vancouver housing market continues to exhibit noteworthy trends that could impact your real estate decisions. According to the latest data, the average home price in Greater Vancouver stands at $1,318,687, marking a 4.1% annual increase and a 3.3% monthly surge as of March 2024. Despite this price growth, sales volumes have declined, highlighting a competitive market landscape.

Current Market Conditions

1. Rising Prices: The benchmark price of homes in Metro Vancouver reached $1,196,800 in March 2024, reflecting a 1.1% monthly increase and a 4.5% yearly rise. Detached homes have seen a significant 7.4% increase over the past year, with an average price now at $2.21 million. Attached homes and condos have also experienced price increases, with attached homes up by 6.9% to $1.28 million and condos up by 4.6% to $823,000.

2. Sales Volume Decline: Despite rising prices, the market is witnessing a decline in sales volume. March 2024 recorded 2,415 home sales, which includes 694 detached homes, 1,207 apartments, and 495 attached homes. Active listings in Metro Vancouver were up by 23% compared to the previous year, indicating more choices for buyers, but sales remain below long-term averages.

3. Policy Changes: To address housing affordability and supply issues, the Vancouver City Council has implemented new measures. These include allowing the construction of multiplexes and secondary suites on larger lots. These changes aim to increase housing density and supply, which could help moderate price growth over time.

Impacts on Buyers and Sellers

For buyers, the current market conditions mean navigating a landscape of high prices and limited inventory. The recent policy changes may eventually increase the availability of multi-family units, providing more options and potentially easing competition for single-family homes. However, buyers should remain prepared for a competitive environment in the short term.

sellers, rising home prices present an opportunity to maximize returns. The increased demand for housing, combined with limited supply, means that well-priced properties are likely to attract significant interest. The decline in sales volume indicates that pricing your home strategically is crucial to attract the right buyers.

Future Outlook

The market is expected to continue evolving with economic conditions and policy interventions. While home prices are likely to remain high due to robust demand and limited supply, the introduction of more multi-family units could provide some relief. Buyers should stay informed about interest rate trends and market dynamics to make well-timed decisions.


Staying informed and adaptable is key in this dynamic market. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, understanding these trends and their potential impacts will help you navigate the Vancouver real estate landscape more effectively. 

If you have any questions or need personalized advice, please feel free to reach out. I'm here to help you make the best real estate decisions.


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